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Tigres vs Santos Laguna & Leon vs Puebla Odds & Picks – Liga MX Apertura Quarterfinals Leg 2

John Dillon

by John Dillon in Soccer

Nov 28, 2021 · 7:40 AM PST

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Tigres' Nicolas Lopez (11) dribbles the ball pressures by America's Salvador Reyes, right, during a Mexican soccer league match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • Santos holds a 2-1 first-leg lead  as it travels for the return game kicking-off at 7:00 pm ET on Sunday
  • Leon must fight back from 2-1 down in second-leg meeting on Sunday at 9:05 pm ET
  • See odds & best bets for Tigres vs Santos Laguna & Leon vs Puebla – Liga MX Apertura Quarterfinals Leg 2

The second set of quarter-final second leg ties in Mexico’s Liga MX Apertura competition take place on Sunday.

Santos Laguna takes a 2-1 lead to Tigres UANL. Meanwhile, Puebla has a 2-1 advantage as it heads to Leon.

Tigres UANL vs Santos Laguna

Santos Laguna will defend a slender lead when it heads to Tigres UANL for Sunday’s last-eight second leg in Monterrey.

The pre-match predictions were proven correct when Santos won 2-1 in the first leg last Thursday.

Certainly, it was a victory that was put in place quickly with Santos scoring twice in the opening 12 minutes at the Estadio Corona in Torreon.

Tigres UANL vs Santos Laguna Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Tigres UANL vs Santos Laguna TIG -0.5 (-125) | SAN +0.5 (-105) TIG -115 | SAN +360 | DRAW +235 Ov 2.5 (+105) | Un 2.5 (-140)

Odds as of November 28 at DraftKings

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However, the oddsmakers at DraftKings have still chosen to make Tigres a wide favorite for a win in the return match at -115.

Meanwhile, Santos is priced as a wide outsider at +360 for the game which kicks off at 7:00 pm ET.

The draw after 90 minutes, moreover, is rated at +235.

Tigres Has Imposing Stature

These odds certainly seem to recognize the imposing stature of Tigres as a club rather than just the first leg result.

It was the leading scorer with 26 goals as it finished fourth in the regular-season standings – therefore qualifying automatically for the last eight knockout stage.

Additionally, it won the CONCACAF Champions League in 2020 before reaching the final of the FIFA Club World Cup; where it lost 1-0 against mighty Bayern Munich.

Conversely, Santos will take hope from its strong opening to the first leg clash.

It took the lead after just four minutes through Chilean midfielder Diego Valdes.

French veteran striker Andre-Pierre Gignac pulled one back for Tigres.

Then, secondly, it went further ahead after 12 minutes through Eduardo Aguirre.

French veteran striker Andre-Pierre Gignac subsequently pulled one back for Tigres in the 73rd minute.

Certainly, that goal could prove to be vital in the aggregate shake-down.

Furthermore, the statistics from the first leg back up the idea of a Tigres win.

In ball possession, it enjoyed an advantage of 64-36 percent. This reflects Tigres’ policy of playing attacking football against Santos’ counter-attacking approach.

Meanwhile, Tigres had 18 goal attempts to 13 from Santos.

Despite the odds, Santos is now unbeaten in its last three meetings with Tigres.

Santos Laguna Finished Fifth

Santos finished in fifth in the regular-season standings and progressed via the re-classification stage.

It pulled off a 2-0 win against Atletico San Luis.

In conclusion, a draw will send Santos into the last four. And it seems capable of achieving it.

Pick: Draw +235

Leon vs Puebla

Underdog Puebla defends a one-goal lead when it heads to Leon for the return leg tie.

After a 2-1 win in the opening game, Puebla is still seen as the outsider the second time around even though it upset the odds in the first meeting.

Leon vs Puebla Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Leon vs Puebla LEO -0.5 (-105) | PUE +0.5 (-105) LEO -120 | PUE +350 | DRAW +250 Ov 2.5 (-105) | Un 2.5 (-125)

Odds as of November 28 at DraftKings

However, Puebla proved its mettle by coming back from behind to win the first leg.

At DraftKings, Leon is priced as a wide -120 favorite, with kick-off at 9:05 pm ET.

Puebla, meanwhile, is rated well outside at +350. The draw, furthermore, is at +250.

Leon Took First Leg Lead

Leon took the lead after 28 minutes of the first leg through defender Stiven Barreiro.

However, Puebla hit back within two minutes thanks to Pablo Parra.

The winner was subsequently delivered for Puebla after 78 minutes by Uruguayan midfielder Max Araujo.

Certainly, the teams were evenly matched with 12 goal attempts each.

It was Leon, though, which was more dominant in ball possession, enjoying 60 percent comparatively with Puebla’s 40 percent.

The odds seem to reflect the fact that Leon, earned an automatic place in the last eight after finishing third in the regular-season standings.

Puebla finished seventh in the regular-season standings.

It is also the current Apertura champion after a 3-1 aggregate victory over Pumas UNAM in the final of the 2020 competition last winter.

Puebla conversely finished seventh in the regular-season standings.

Then, it subsequently defeated Guadalajara in the re-classification stage to claim its place in the last eight.

The Puebla team has pedigree, having reached the semi-final of the 2021 Clausura tournament before going down 3-1 on aggregate against Santos Laguna.

It is known as a tough, disciplined counter-attacking unit. And, in conclusion, it could comfortably get the draw it requires to reach the semifinal.

Pick: Draw +250

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